Join Date: Apr 2005
Getting Kicked to Desktop While Playing Games Like SWTOR......
So I have an application I believe that is kicking me out of games...well I only play 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Battlefield 3. When I'm playing SWTOR, it kicks me out to the desktop. Let me be clear though, it's not crashing, because I can get back into the game by clicking on the icon or clicking Alt+Tab. Now, the only thing I've installed was Ninite. For those that don't know, Ninite is an open source app that will update all the selected programs for you and of those programs, these are the ones that I asked it to update. Firefox, Chrome, Silverlight, Air, Java, Java x64, Shockwave, uTorrent, 7-Zip, Steam, Auslogics, Skydrive, VLC, Spotify, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, iTunes, .NET, Google Earth, Malwarebyte, Ad-Aware and Spybot 2.
I made sure that I turned off any automatic scanning from them, but I'm still getting kicked to the desktop when playing SWTOR. When I play Battlefield 3, it's as if it tries to kick me, but it blacks out only for a second and then comes back to the game. It's REALLY annoying especially when playing SWTOR, because the game is so huge that even my rather speedy computer takes a few seconds to load back. It's do or die when playing PvP in SWTOR and something like that means that you will die if you're playing PvP.
I don't know what else it could be, because these are the programs (actually Ninite) was installed prior to this happening. I actually had this problem prior to this with SWTOR, but this only happened once in a while and by that I mean maybe once a week so no biggie. Now, this happens about every 30 minutes or so. I'm just guessing.
If I knew of the offending program, I would either disable or uninstall it. I've looked at Task Manager and can't find which one it is, because TM doesn't show it as an application running. That said, I'm sure there is a process running for it, but I don't know what it is. It's not as if I can look in the logs because it's not an error. Does anyone have any ideas how to identify the offending program?
BTW, I've gone into MSCONFIG and disabled everything except the essential programs like Antivirus, keyboard and mouse support etc. I don't even have Ad-Aware or Spybot starting, and those services are set to manual, but it does seem logical that it's one of them.
TL;DR: I get kicked to the desktop while playing SWTOR and can't figure out what program is causing it.
Thanks in advance!
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